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Welcome!

The mission of the Vision International School Library is to help students become satisfied readers, effective users and producers of ideas and information, and enthusiastic life-long learners.

The VIS library owns a collection of more than 27,000 books and will be constantly maintained at the highest level with the support of Follett International.  Our library is divided into three sections: The Main Library, servicing Grades 3 through 12, contains a Girls' Section and a Boys' Section, with a common Information Services Desk in the center. Each section contains the following collections: teacher resources, picture books, early chapter books, series collections, fiction books for grades 3-6, fiction books for grades 7-12, non-fiction section, and a reference section.  The books are also marked with their appropriate reading level to help students be successful, and encourages a passion for a lifelong love of reading. An Early Childhood Library is located on the Ground Floor, for our preschool through Grade 2 students.

EC Level and Elementary Level Students may borrow books for a one-week period with the option to renew for another week when needed.  Middle and High School Students receive a 2-week Loan Period, with the option to renew.

The Library is open from 6:45 AM until 2:30 PM Sunday through Thursday.  Students may visit the Library during recess and lunch to return books, borrow books, or just read and relax!

LIBRARIAN:    Veronica L C Stevenson-Moudamane; MSLS, MA
EMAIL:            veronica.stevenson@vis.qa
ONLINE CATALOG:  Library’s Destiny Online Catalog   

Library Updates and Happenings:Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year.  Look here for notifications on anything new happening with The Library throughout the semester..from New Book Arrivals to Special Poetry Readings, Book Discussions, Author Visits or Librarian Picks of the Week!!

What’s Happening:

  • We’re Open for ASA:  The Library will be open for your leisure reading or studying needs during After School Activities from 2:20 PM to 3:20 PM.  The 2018-2019 ASA Session dates, offering details, and applications can be found at this link

  • Special Storytime with Omar S. Khawaja:  Vision International School welcomed children's author Mr. Omar S. Khawaja for our Annual Meet-The-Author Event on Tuesday November 20th. Omar S. Khawaja is a Children’s Author and Entrepreneur. Omar is a Muslim American born in Saudi Arabia with family roots in Pakistan. He grew up in New York City and now lives in the Doha area with his wife, three young children, and lots of noise. Omar is the founder of Little Big Kids and creator of the Ilyas & Duck cartoon characters.

Mr. Khawaja performed a special theatrical performance of his book Ilyas and Duck Search for Allah for our 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th Grade Boys. He also spoke on what is needed in order to become an author and challenged the boys to do well in school and to always write down their ideas, no matter how small.

Visit our new Online Library Catalog. Check outTHE NEWEST ARRIVALS and THE TOP 10 BORROWED TITLES at our Destiny Quest Feature

 

School Resources

  • Destiny Quest/Library Search (search our VIS Library Book Collection by
    Author, Title, Subject, Keyword)

  • Visit our Online Library Catalog.

 General Research Links

(Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, General Sites for Research and Assignment Assistance)

Book Recommendations

Dictionary

  • Dictionary (Your Dictionary; Easy to use)

  • Dictionary (Dictionary.com for older users; translater; thesaurus)

Encyclopedia

  • Encyclopedia.com (Free On-Line Encyclopedia)

  • Wikipedia (Intro to many topics; Heavily relies upon user contributions; Some
             articles contain lists of additional resources at end of articles)

Research and Homework Help

Borrowing Guidelines:

Borrowing periods are designed to maintain the library’s collections and provide equal access to all account holders.  

Material

Number Allowed

Renewals

Loan Period

Grade 1

1

2

1 week

Grade 2

2

2

1 week

Grade 4 Thru Grade 6

3

2

1 week

Grade 7 Thru Grade 12

5

0

2 weeks

 HOLIDAY (out of season)

10

2

2 weeks

Magazines (do not circulate)

NA

NA

NA

Teacher Manuals/Guidebooks

NA

NA

1 Year (school)

Teacher Issued Student Readers

NA

NA

1 Year (school)

Student Textbooks

NA

NA

1 Year (school)

Teacher Used Books for Classroom

NA

1

Up to 6-Weeks

Classroom Use DVDs

NA

NA

NA

 

  • Late fees will not be accessed on items overdue.  Please note, however, that items lost (inclusive of not being returned) or severely damaged will be evaluated for full replacement cost, inclusive of shipping.